Allegory In Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

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“[…] Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true wise friend called Piggy” (182). This quote shows that Ralph has realized that he will never be the dame since he lost his innocence and learned that evil is in all human beings. In Golding’s Lord of the Flies a group of boys gets crashed onto an island and struggles to survive. Ralph is entitled leader, but the Jack disagrees and decides to run his own group. The boys start to fight and have mini war. The Lord of the Flies helps describe the darkness of humanity through the characters Jack and Ralph. This can lead to society’s destruction due to the loss of civilization and law and order. Golding uses the Lord of the Flies to prove…show more content…
Golding uses allegory to show that the darkness of humanity destroys society. In the Lord of the Flies, Jack who represents the darkness of humanity and attempts to destroy Ralph who represents society. “They hate you, Ralph. They’re going to do you. They’re going to hunt you tomorrow” (170). Jack kills Ralph last because Ralph is the last person Jack views as a threat to his goals. Jack is afraid Ralph might prevent him from taking complete control of the island, since initially Ralph was the leader. The darkness of humanity can destroy society since society gets in the way of the darkness of humanity. In the Lord of the Flies, Jack has been trying to destroy Ralph since chapter 1 because he wanted power. “He’s like Piggy. He says things like Piggy. He isn’t a proper chief” (112). Jack is telling the boys that Ralph is a coward and doesn’t deserve being leader. Jack is trying to manipulate the boys into thinking that Ralph isn’t the proper leader and Jack is trying to overthrow Ralph because wants power. This expresses that the darkness of humanity will destroy society for power and will do anything to get it. These quotes show that the darkness of humanity can destroy societies proven by Golding in the Lord of the
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